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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone carried the exposed Eucharist in a monstrance through the streets of San Francisco, as more than 1,000 Catholics processed in a public display of faith from St. Mary’s Cathedral to United Nations Plaza for the fourth ...


The rosary involves meditating on the mysteries of our faith. But many people misunderstand the meaning of “mystery.” In popular thought, a mystery is considered nothing more than a question to which no one can figure out the answer.

VATICAN CITY – The wounded state of marriage and family in the modern world calls for even greater evangelization and outreach to those who are divorced and remarried and to those who experience same-sex attraction, as well as better education of children and families ...


Four months ago a roomful of young computer programmers, software developers, graphic designers and other parish “techies” spent Pentecost weekend at St. Dominic parish hall pitching ideas for apps, and other high-tech tools for sharing the faith.

Many people think that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone marches to the beat of a different drummer. His pick for the position of director of development – a former college basketball player with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University – ...

“Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis begins his message for this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday with these words. But he quickly offers us the way to make a joy-filled, life-giving difference in this regard. ...

The ninth annual Faith Formation Conference will take place Nov. 21-22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will join with the dioceses of San Jose, Monterey, Oakland and Stockton to host the conference, themed “Living the Gospel ...

In the nearly 15-year course of mourning the death of her police officer husband in the line of duty and waiting for his young killer’s conviction, Dionne Wilson of Morgan Hill has been transformed from embittered crime victim to activist for criminal justice policy reform.

WASHINGTON – After the Supreme Court Oct. 6 declined to review rulings overturning five states’ bans on same-sex marriage, several U.S. bishops criticized the court’s inaction and reiterated that according to church teaching, traditional marriage is a union ...

VATICAN CITY – The official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops, which uses strikingly conciliatory language toward divorced and remarried Catholics, cohabitating couples and same-sex unions, has proven highly controversial inside and outside the synod hall, with ...

All humans are artists because God is an artist. We are made in His image and likeness. So when we make works of art, it is in our nature to make them in a way that is similar to the way God created things.
It’s not only love that makes the world go round. Resentment, too, is prominent in stirring the drink. In so many ways our world is drowning in resentment. Everywhere you look, it seems, someone is bitter about something and breathing out resentment. What is resentment? ...
Representatives of social service and religious organizations gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco Sept. 27 for a conference on a topic little discussed but directly affecting a large number of Californians: helping ex-offenders and their families ...

Retired Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto, Pampanga, Philippines, is principal celebrant of a Mass commemorating Our Lady, the Virgen de los Remedios, Nov. 9 at St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, at 1 p.m.






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